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Old 09-08-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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Thumbs up slackware current with fluxbox 0.9 in /xap


Hi there,

just for information: fluxbox 0.9 is now under /xap. From Changelog 07.09.2004

It means that the "default" fluxbox version in slackware-current is the newest fluxbox.
this will help you guys to solve some problems like menu-transparency and other things that were not possible with the ancient fluxbox 0.1(that is now under /pasture)

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Old 09-08-2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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For my part I stay with the old version
 
Old 09-08-2004, 12:41 PM   #3
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Cheers, that's a good change to hear about :)

Personally I've used 0.9 since I started using linux on the desktop, I like the fake transparency (*rolls eyes*) (with the new release of Xorg, maybe we'll get real transparency?) but otherwise the default version was fine. Still a change for the better imho!

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Old 09-08-2004, 04:10 PM   #4
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yeah,

i think that is a good change. as fluxbox user and reading www.fluxbox.org that 0.1 is "unmaintened" and agree with Patrick V. If they say that 0.1 is old let's put the 0.9. It is under development and is supported.

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Old 09-08-2004, 04:17 PM   #5
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One day, you will regret that fluxbox has no icons

I am very satisfied with my patched 0.1.14 (no alt + mouse key to move windows) and I did a try with the 0.9, it is too slow on my system, and I configured a nice style with no bitmaps.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 05:44 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Cedrik
One day, you will regret that fluxbox has no icons

I am very satisfied with my patched 0.1.14 (no alt + mouse key to move windows) and I did a try with the 0.9, it is too slow on my system, and I configured a nice style with no bitmaps.
Yeah Cedrik,

this would be a nice poll :
do you need icons in your desktop or not ?!!

can you imagine the flame war?


I use flux 0.9 under slack and debian. No patchs. Both of them run quite smooth.
This for me is one of the big reasons to use fluxbox: performance.
a nice desktop, without icons and fast. perfect.

IMHO the important thing putting 0.9 in current slack is that people can see that you can have also a cool desktop without kde.


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Old 09-09-2004, 06:06 AM   #7
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One day, you will regret that fluxbox has no icons ;)
Hehe, flamebait!

Seriously though, I just don't think a desktop needs icons, even when I used Windows I disabled the desktop - I just prefer being able to right click and have access to all my programs.

I use ROX though for my file manager, it is very neat and works fairly well - I guess I prefer a GUI when browsing my files!

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Old 09-09-2004, 06:30 AM   #8
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I have to confess I use Rox too, lol
 
Old 09-09-2004, 07:40 AM   #9
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Hehe, flamebait!
Seriously though, I just don't think a desktop needs icons,
I use ROX though for my file manager
Steve
One day, you'll realise you don't need a file manager either

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